"God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

Friday, January 9, 2009

Trivia Friday

Well today I am going to quiz you, our oldest son is a part of a youth group at a local church called church mice. Every month they send us a newsletter to let us know what is going on and special events that the mice may have to be a part of (this is not our normal church ours doesn't have a group this age). Well in this month's newsletter there were a set of questions called "Green Numbers" and I am going to share them with you.

1. How many number of hours can a TV be powered by the energy saved from on recycled tin can?
3 Hours

2. Amount of water, in gallons that you could save each day by turning off the faucet off while brushing your teeth?
10 gallons

3. Number of people, in millions that could be fed by edible food that ends up in landfills each year?
49 million people

4. Amount of oil in gallons, that is saved for every ton of recycled paper?

5. Number of millions of tons, of e-waste (TV's computers, etc.) that Americans do not bring to recycling centers each year?
2 million tons

Petty amazing when you think about it!

Here are some tips that came along with those "Green Numbers"

1. Don't take more than you can eat.
2. Turn out the light when you leave a room.
3. Walk, rollerblade, skateboard, or ride your bike whenever possible.
4. Turn off your computer or put it in sleep mode when you aren't using it.
5. Turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth.

Just remember it's easier than you think to be green, most people do it and don't even realize they so these things each and everyday. So if you are one of these people keep it up and find something you don't do on a daily basis and try to do it too.

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